Ayurvedic Treatment of Scriptophobia (Fear Of Writing In Public)

INTRODUCTION

Scriptophobia is the fear of writing in public. As the name suggests script means to write and phobia means fear. Scriptophobia is considered to be a social and specific fear, due to which the one suffering from it, finds it difficult to write in public. Sometimes they develop such an intense amount of anxiety while writing that they start getting panic attacks, sweating, muscle tensions, an increase in heart rate, shakiness, etc. It is a social anxiety disorder hence it affects day to day lives of an individual. Generally, a person suffering from scriptophobia avoids writing in public and finds difficulty in their work-life; very often they take the career paths that require little or no amount of public writing. For students and people in the job, scriptophobia may lead to serious panic attacks whenever the sufferer has to write in public.

Scriptophobia

Sometimes scriptophobia can lead to a related disorder called ‘Graphophobia,’ in which the individual suffering may develop a strange problem which makes them feel afraid of writing down their own personal thoughts. Such individuals may feel that their writing will lead to devastating results because their innermost thoughts may get exposed. Scriptophobia may also give rise to other kind of mental health problems like depression and feeling of loneliness.

CAUSES

e mental health professional suggests that there is no specific reason or cause for scriptophobia but genetics (memories can be passed down to later generations through genetic switches) and environmental factors (any past traumatic events resulting in criticism) may lead to this social anxiety disorder i.e., the fear of writing in public. These specific phobias are caused by a specific triggering event, usually a traumatic experience, a negative experience in the past or developing lack of self-esteem at an early age.

SYMPTOMS

The symptoms for phobia vary from person to person depending on their level of fear. The symptoms typically include:

  • Extreme anxiety
  • Heart palpitations
  • Panic attacks such as shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Nausea
  • Dry mouth
  • Inability to articulate words
  • Shaking
  • Inability to focus and concentrate
  • Avoiding public and social gatherings where you may have to write.
  • Being short tempered

HERBAL TREATMENT OF SCRIPTOPHOBIA

Planet Ayurveda herbal supplements prescribed for treatment of scriptophobia are-

1. Brahmi chyawanprash
2. Gotu kola capsules
3. Ashwagandha capsules

These supplements from Planet Ayurveda help to increase overall immunity, boost mental and physical health.

herbal supplements for SCRIPTOPHOBIA

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1. Brahmi Chyawanprash

It is a perfect herbal blend of Amla (Emblica Officinalis) and Brahmi (Bacopa monneri). It acts as a brain tonic, which helps in maintaining the emotional balance and also support in improving concentration and promotes intellect. Brahmi Chyawanprash increases the serotonin levels in the brain which help to keep the mind calm and provide relief to the mind hence promote good mental health and help to reduce stress and anxiety and thus reduces panic attacks resulting from phobia and day to day pressure. Brahmi capsules is also a type of herbal supplement that contain the herb that have great importance in the ayurvedic field in the management of neurological issues and hence provide relief for the scriptophobic anxiety.

Dosage: 1 teaspoon with warm milk twice daily.

2. Ashwagandha Capsule

These herbal capsules help to bring a calming effect on anxiety symptoms. In Ayurveda, ashwagandha is called Rasayana; it is a herb that helps to maintain good mental and physical health. It is popularly known to reduce stress, anxiety, and nervous breakdowns by maintaining the cholesterol level {also known as stress hormone} in the body. Scriptophobia patient is advised to take Ashwagandha as its therapeutic properties have proven abilities to support nerve functions, improve overall mental health, reduce hypertension, and helps in reducing the anxiety and nervousness during the panic attacks.

Dosage: 1 capsule two times a day after meals with plain water.

3. Gotukola Capsule

The herbal qualities found in Gotukola capsules are known in Ayurveda to enhance cognitive function. For the person suffering from scriptophobia its an effective supplement due to its ability to restore nervous system functioning and maintaining emotional balance.

Dosage: 1 capsule two times a day after meals with plain water.

It is also important to note that along with the herbal medicines, there are therapies and sessions for phobias, which include counseling, hypnotherapy, psychotherapy, Neuro-Linguistic programming, and cognitive therapy which can help in gradual recovery.

Contact Planet Ayurveda Support Team to provide you the costing/ordering and delivery information at – costing.planetayurveda@gmail.com or Call at 0172-521-4030 (India), +91-172-521-4030 (Outside India) or Whatsapp at (+91) 9915-593-604.

CONCLUSION

Planet Ayurveda offering herbal medicines for treatment of scriptophobia, are a perfect blend of pure and natural herbs that provide relief in stress and helps to promote good mental health. These ayurvedic herbal supplements can be used to boost central nervous system. The best thing about these herbal remedies is –It is 100% safe with no side effects and works effectively if you take proper dosage with some additional therapy treatment methods and by developing stress coping strategies like cognitive behavior therapy, developing the habits to write in public, strategies to deal with anxiety ,meditation and group therapies.

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan
Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurvedic Medicine) is an expert Ayurveda consultant in Chandigarh (India). He has vast experience of herbs and their applied uses. He has successfully treated numerous patients suffering from various ailments, throughout the world. He is CEO and Founder of Krishna Herbal Company and Planet Ayurveda in Chandigarh, India. He researched age old formulas from ancient Ayurvedic text books to restore health and save human beings from the worst side-effects of chemical-based treatments.